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Hasbro and DreamWorks Call Off Merger Talks; DreamWorks Stock Drops

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Hasbro has called off talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., leading to a 14% drop in share price for DreamWorks (eliminating any gains in price made after reports of the merger talks first surfaced). A number of reasons are being cited by news sources, including a negative response from Hasbro shareholders, an insurmountable gap […]

DreamWorks Animation Reported in Merger Talks with Hasbro and Joint Venture with Hearst

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Various media outlets are reporting that toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc, as well as discussions to turn their AwesomenessTV channel into a joint venture with Hearst. The Hasbro/DreamWorks merger is reported to be at least 60 days away, and the reports state that both sides agree that Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

NYCC 2014: Looking at "Home" and "Penguins of Madagascar" with DreamWorks Animation

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"Penguins Of Madagascar" Trailer/Sneak Peek Released

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A new four-minute sneak peek for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Penguins of Madagascar [release date: November 26, 2014] has been released: The footage was first screened at the DreamWorks Animation panel at New York Comic Con on October 12, 2014.

Boss Baby Adds Baldwin And Spacey

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Upcoming Dreamworks Animation movie “Boss Baby” has added Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey as dueling baby geniuses with Baldwin collaborating with his older brother to take down an impostor [Spacey] in a story line similar to Stewie of “Family Guy” and his frequent duels with his alter-egos. “Boss Baby” is currently scheduled to be released […]

DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]

DreamWorks Animation's Kate Swanborg to Deliver Keynote at Power Up Festival on Sept. 24, 2014

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TRAINING DRAGONS AT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: INNOVATION IN ANIMATION Wednesday, September 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Milk Studios (449 14th Street, New York, NY) DreamWorks Animation Trains Dragons using HP Technology. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment including amazing, computer generated (CG) animated movies such as How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Since 2001, DreamWorks […]

Dreamworks Animation Makes Date For Larrikins In 2018

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Dreamworks Animation has officially given a release date for the Australian animated musical movie “The Larrikins” – about a family of bilbies [rabbit-bandicoot-like animals that live Down Under] and their adventures in the Aussie outback – directed by Tim Minchin [“Matilda”]. “The Larrikins” is currently scheduled to be released on January 25, 2018 in Australia […]

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Pushed Back To 2017

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Despite “How To Train Your Dragon 2” bringing in $602 million worldwide to date – making it the best grossing animated film of the year – Dreamworks Animation has pushed back their third session of dragon training another year as “How To Train Your Dragon 3” was moved to 2017 from its original release date […]

DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety

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